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New York Times, Monday, October 3, 1983

Author:
Trussel
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Trussel has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,382
Across
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Start of the reign of Philip V of Spain : MDCC
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Excavates : DIGS
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Comedian Arnold : STANG
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M. Horne forte : ARIA
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Mr. Bede of fiction : ADAM
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Cast : THROW
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Comedian Crosby : NORM
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Antonym for abundant : MERE
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French rule : REGLE
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Rarely : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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Goad : NEEDLE
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Bantu language : TSWA
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Ancient : OLDEN
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Temper or toughen : ANNEAL
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Like licorice sticks : CHEWY
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Emulate Anne Murray : SING
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Unemployed : IDLE
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Gape : YAWN
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Composer Erik: 1866–1925 : SATIE
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Blue or White river : NILE
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Let it stand : STET
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Colored : HUED
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Sovereign power : THRONE
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Arrive at : REACH
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Merit : EARN
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Aspirations : DREAMS
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Madagascar, to a native : ISLANDOFTHEMOON
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Navigator's map : CHART
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Expose : BARE
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Flat plinth : ORLO
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Sew loosely : BASTE
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
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Bulfinch specialty : MYTHS
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Oppressive domination : YOKE
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Tammany foe : NAST
Down
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Massenet opera : MANON
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Humming sound : DRONE
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"Odyssey" siren : CIRCE
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Became realistic at last : CAMEDOWNTOEARTH
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Cursed : DAMNED
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Brainchild : IDEA
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Attire : GARB
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Silvery food fish : SMELT
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Scattered : STREWN
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Lunar illusion : THEMANINTHEMOON
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Verdon of musicals : GWEN
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In a bad way : ILLY
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Custom : USAGE
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A son of Rebekah : ESAU
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Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
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Revise : EDIT
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___ breve : ALLA
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Ogle's cousin : LEER
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Saclike structure : CYST
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Biblical auxiliary verb : HATH
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Pitcher : EWER
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Brood of pheasants : NIDE
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Archeologist's find : SHERD
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Land measure : ACRE
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Loire port : NANTES
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Stick : ADHERE
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Stylish, in Soho : NOBBY
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Primary artery : AORTA
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Sheds : MOLTS
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Beak : SNOOT
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Long-range weapon : ICBM
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Two-wheeled carriage : SHAY
56
Survive : LAST
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Card game played at Reno : FARO
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Difficult journey : TREK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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